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Frequently Asked Questions


Do I need a CHS sponsor?

Yes. A CHS sponsor is an active CHS investigator who receives contract funds as a member of a Committee, Chair of a Working Group or who is associated with a CHS field center. The CHS Sponsor must be included as a coauthor or coinvestigator.

How can I obtain access to the internal CHS website?

Create an online account. This is a 2-step process which requires approval by the Coordinating Center on the same or next business day.

What is the approximate duration of the CHS review process?

For proposals, allow roughly 4 weeks for full CHS approval, from the time you submit the proposal to receipt of a formal approval memo. For the penultimate draft, please allow about 1-2 weeks.

What are the deadlines and review dates for proposals and penultimate drafts?

  • All manuscript proposals must be reviewed and approved by the CHS Publications and Presentations (P&P) Committee as well as by the CHS Steering Committee (SC). The average duration of CHS proposal review is 3-4 weeks. P&P review dates occur on the second and fourth Tuesdays of the month and are posted on the CHS Calendar on the internal website.  The deadlines for submitting a proposal for P&P review are by 12 noon Pacific time on the first and third Tuesdays of the month.
  • A penultimate draft of the manuscript must undergo review by the CHS Steering Committee and potentially also by the CHS Project Office for NHLBI prior to submission to any journal. The average duration of penultimate draft manuscript review is 1-2 weeks.  SC review dates occur every Monday.  The deadline for submitting a penultimate draft for SC review is 12 noon Pacific time on Monday for review on the following Monday.

My results are too much for one paper. Can I write 2 papers at once?

All manuscripts must be preceded by a proposal. Please submit a second paper proposal to the P&P with a note justifying the separation of previously approved analyses. In addition, please submit a revised proposal or analysis plan for the parent paper, so that the P&P can ensure that each paper will be a viable effort and so that the description online is accurate and up-to-date.



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